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    Which weapons does Kiev need, and what can US provide?
    Feb04

    Which weapons does Kiev need, and what can US provide?

    KIEV (AFP) – The White House has signalled it may be ready to change tack and start supplying arms to Ukrainian troops battling pro-Russian separatists, but what does Kiev want — and what can Washington provide?Kiev has said it hopes for an announcement of military aid during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday,...

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia
    Feb04

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk urged Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to support common EU foreign policy approaches, a week after Athens questioned a call for new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The...

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia
    Feb04

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia

    [BRUSSELS] European Council President Donald Tusk urged Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to support common EU foreign policy approaches, a week after Athens questioned a call for new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Business...

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine – defence minister
    Feb04

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine – defence minister

    PARIS (Reuters) – France will not deliver weapons to Ukraine for the moment to fight pro-Russian separatists, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least 23 dead, the latest high-profile accident this year, especially in Asia. Despite several headline-grabbing crashes, 2014 continued a long-term trend of improving air safety, online accident database Aviation Safety Network said in...

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Source: AP) With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to...

    U.S. dilemma over arms for rebels
    Feb04

    U.S. dilemma over arms for rebels

    By considering providing weapons to Kiev, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine but opponents warn might fan the flames of war. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    PARIS (AFP) – A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least 22 dead, the latest high-profile accident this year, especially in Asia.Despite several headline-grabbing crashes, 2014 continued a long-term trend of improving air safety, online accident database Aviation Safety...

    Merkel says negotiations in Ukraine must continue
    Feb04

    Merkel says negotiations in Ukraine must continue

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that despite a clear deterioration in the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, negotiations to implement a ceasefire had to continue. …read more Source: The...

    Shell lands near hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, at least three dead
    Feb04

    Shell lands near hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, at least three dead

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least two shells landed near a hospital in the separatist-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least three people nearby, a Reuters eyewitness said. …read more Source: The...

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